Many areas around the world have imported eucalyptus trees in order to harvest the wood, leaves, and oil in order to make paper and medicine. But wildfires burn rapidly under the trees and through the crowns, fed by the stringy bark, oil, and the leaves and forest litter on the ground that do not decompose.
In California they have also been imported and planted for esthetic purposes. But this invasive species brought many problems with it.
The Guardian has a unique illustrated story about this controversial plant. Check it out here.
Articles on Wildfire Today tagged “eucalyptus“.